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Graphic of Cheney catalyst building .

A catalyst for change

September 30, 2020

For over two years, construction has been underway for the new Catalyst Building on EWU’s Spokane campus. On September 17, the completed building was ...

Graphic of Cheney catalyst building .

Catalyst building coming to Cheney and Spokane EWU campuses

February 18, 2020

EWU’s STEM programs will be experiencing growth on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses from the development of the Catalyst building. Once the Catalyst ...

(Left to right) Katerra President of Construction Mike Rock, EWU President Mary Cullinan, McKinstry CEO Dean Allen, Avista CEO Scott Morris, Spokane Mayor David Condon and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell prepare to break ground on the Catalyst Building in Spokane. The five story, 150,000 square-foot building is scheduled to open in 2020.

EWU construction continues with new buildings

September 19, 2018

As students arrive on campus for the start of the school year, they may feel they are entering a construction site rather than a university. EWU currentl...

Science Building is Failing to Keep Up with Student Growth

Science Building is Failing to Keep Up with Student Growth

January 20, 2017

The EWU Science building has served its purpose for the past 50 years, but with the growing student population over time and the aging architecture, a r...

A map of gender-neutral bathrooms located on campus

Pride Center provides safe space for students

January 21, 2016

The Pride Center is where students of all gender, sexual and romantic orientations can find a safe and affirming place to be themselves. Though the...

Current view of the Spokane River running through the Riverfront Park.

Downtown park under construction

January 30, 2015

Spokane's Riverfront Park is receiving a full-body makeover 41 years after being constructed for the 1974 World Exposition. Voters passed a $64.3...

Cheney’s new 50 Acre Park looking hopeful

By Ronni Taylor, Staff Writer

September 28, 2014

The construction of the 50 acre park in Cheney appears to be moving right along. Not only do the construction crews feel they will come up under their budget, but they also hope to have the park finished by summer 2015. “The 50 Acre Park property is one large urban park in the planning area that is not yet developed,” according to the Cheney Parks Plan. “It is important...


Construction projects a hassle

January 14, 2014

  Winter quarter brings a fresh start for students and an even fresher looking Patterson Hall, which is opening its doors for the first time since...

Construction begins on larger recycling center

Construction begins on larger recycling center

May 30, 2013

By the time school starts next fall, site preparations will be complete for a new recycling complex out behind the expanded P-12 parking lot. ...


New parking construction expands lot 12

April 21, 2013

By Lorna Hartman, Staff Writer and Deanna Hammack for The Easterner [email protected] To ease parking challenges, 553 new parking spaces are...

Progress on new residence hall moves on according to schedule

February 14, 2013

 The new residence hall is on schedule to open in September 2013, featuring all movable furniture in each room. Instead of being attached and immobile, the ...

EWU creates new path from Elm to PUB

EWU creates new path from Elm to PUB

December 4, 2012

Fed up with the path between The Easterner and the rest of campus, I wrote a humorous column about some of EWU's options with a natural water f...

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